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It’s Covelo, Jake…

It’s Covelo, Jake…

Last Wednesday, January 27, John Henry Ross, 66, of Covelo, was bound over for trial on a single count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Alejandro ‘Alex’ Hernandez,…

LA’s Dopest Lawyer Bombs In Mendo

LA’s Dopest Lawyer Bombs In Mendo

The fabulous Allison Margolin of Beverly Hills, who bills herself as “LA’s Dopest Defense Attorney” — and bills her clients proportionately — absolutely bombed at the Mendocino County Courthouse last…

Shot Down In A Weed Patch

Alejandro Garcia, 33, was shot dead in a “medical” marijuana garden in Covelo last June 29th. A neighbor, John Henry Ross, 66, has been charged with murder. Garcia had suffered…

A Week At The Mendo Pot-Yacht Club

Navigating the pot laws is always exciting and Sara Fraker’s trial last week was even more like a regatta than most. Ms. Fraker claimed she was only house-sitting at the…

Not Guilty Until Not Guilty

Nobody in the District Attorney’s Office wanted the Arogundade case because they all knew it was bogus. The bad guy got away and left Jamiu Arogundade holding the bag. Literally.…

The Golden Doorknobs Caper

The Golden Doorknobs Caper

Travis Jesse Maresh was pretty sure he could beat the rap for ripping off the golden doorknobs. The only guy who could place him at the scene was Earl Lansdowne,…

Reindeer Dust For Christmas

It has been a year now since Proposition 47 was voted into law. And the promises made by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his Safer Neighborhoods and Schools-coalition to get…

The Case of the Surreal Crow Bar

We’ve all seen it. At home, at school, at the bar — some big guy picks a fight with a little dude and the little guy cleans the big guy's…

Home, Sweet Home

Fausto Ordonez Restrepo, 20, of Ukiah can’t get out of jail because he has no place to go, and with a name like that it seems only an Umberto Eco…

Anderson Valley’s Beverly Hillmuffins

Anderson Valley’s Beverly Hillmuffins

Jacqueline and Anthony Witt are Anderson Valley’s reps from glamorous Beverly Hills – Anthony Witt’s father is the celebrity screenwriter Paul Junger Witt.…

Holding The Helping Pros Accountable

Last Wednesday the helping professionals from County Mental Health, led by newly appointed interim County Counsel Katherine ‘Kit’ Elliott, the helping pros came to court to answer to a summons…

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